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Gernot Runschke
2016 - 2017
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Kathy Hegedus
Administrative Assistant
PO Box 381
Grand Haven, MI. 49417

616-638-8769 (cell)




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Current District News . . .
Over 22,000 people are already registered for the 2017 Rotary International Convention and some of the special evening events are already selling out. As a special celebration of Rotary Foundation's Centennial, this promises to be the best and biggest party in a hundred years! If you are the least bit interested, it's best to register now. There are reasonable cancellation policies if your plans should change. There are already over 50 people from District 6290 that are registered.
Our District is working to secure a group reservation at one of the designated hotels. If you are interested in being part of that block of rooms please contact Wendell Christoff at wchristoff@litehouseinc.com or 616-581-1104.

Rotary Global Grant # GG1525797 was undertaken to support the Uganda Rotary Water Plus initiative to provide universal access to water in Uganda.  It was funded to provide hygiene education and safe water to 24 villages in Apac, Uganda and has moved forward successfully. The project was initiated by the Spring Lake Rotary Club and was funded by contributions from: nine Rotary Clubs in District 6290 (Michigan); the Rotary Club of Lira, Uganda (District 9211); and the Rotary Foundation.
As the project progressed we learned some valuable lessons and gained much insight. In celebration of the project’s success, Rotarians from Michigan will visit Lira, Uganda this Fall to join our partners in Lira and visit project sites, review the processes used to accomplish the work, and document the steps that have been taken to assure the sustainability of the project.
Keep reading for the details of this upcoming trip, and for contact info.
Welcome to the 2016/2017 Rotary year! With every new Rotary year comes the start of a new year of District Local, District International, and Global Grants. The District Grants Committee is looking forward to learning about the amazing work you have planned in your local community and abroad.
Grant applications are now being accepted from Clubs that qualify for grants. District Local and International Grant applications will be accepted through October 15. Global Grant applications will be accepted throughout the Rotary year.
Beginning in our August newsletter, I will be sharing with you projects initiated and led by Clubs in District 6290 to celebrate the positive impact Rotarians in our District are making on communities throughout the world. I hope that you enjoy learning about the incredible work being done by your peers. I also hope that their work inspires you and makes you proud to be a Rotarian.
Kris Thomas
District Grants Committee Chair
(231) 590-1035

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